What Are the Keys to Bridging Hope? Bridging the Gap Between Despair and Happiness Is Difficult
Do you feel like there is just no hope left to be had? If so you are not alone.
The truth is that as a society we are finding it more and more difficult to keep a smile on our face. For many of us bridging the gap between despair and happiness has become increasingly more difficult. Why? The truth is that the world around us has gotten a lot tougher.
It is no longer easy to do the right thing and trust that the world is going to take care of you. Unfortunately, life is not as easy as it once was and there are stressful situations that you have to deal with day in and day out. That does not mean that you have to simply give up on the hope that you once held. Instead, you can regain that optimism that you may have lost.
One of the best ways to go about bridging your way to hope is to focus on what is great in your life. This does not have to be big things, but it can be very small things. In fact, many people have found that focusing on those small things really helps to put your life into perspective.
For some the promise of a full tank of gas is enough to start their day off right. For you to find hope for yourself look at what little things in life give you the ultimate security and happiness. Is it the laugh of your child? The embrace of your lover? Whatever it is, celebrate it. In those small moments it is easy to see that you are very lucky.
Another key to bridging hope is to focus on others. The world is full of people who need help and encouragement. If you can take the focus off of yourself for a bit and give it to someone else who is in need it can remind you have how much you have in your life. This is an effective method of bridging the gap to a more hopeful and happy outlook.
Often working with underprivileged children can really do this for you. There is something about the innocence and optimism of a child that will help you to see your world in a different way.
If you are struggling in bridging your depression to a place of happiness you need to remember that you do not need to do it alone. There are many people and resources available to help you find your way to hope and contentment again. This is the final key to bridging hope.
Too often we are afraid to ask for help, but the truth is that people like to help. If you find yourself struggling ask for support and chances are that you will be surprised at how many people will jump to your aid.
Often it is in our lowest moments that hope is found, we just have to keep our eyes open for it!
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Herb Ammons is a Motivational Speaker. http://www.herbammons.com